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Nobel laureates cancel Cape Town summit after Dalai Lama denied visa
Nobel laureates cancel Cape Town summit after Dalai Lama denied visa

Nobel Peace Prize laureates who had planned to gather in Cape Town in mid-October to honor the late Nelson Mandela announced Thursday that they were canceling or relocating the summit in protest of the South African government's refusal to issue a visa for the Dalai Lama. South Africa's government has close ties with China, whose rule over Tibet drove the Tibetan spiritual leader to live in exile for the last 50 years. Organizers of the annual gathering lashed out at the Pretoria government for caving in to Chinese pressure to isolate the Dalai Lama, who was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1989. Cape Town Mayor Patricia De Lille denounced the government of President Jacob...

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